Computer Information Systems: Diploma
This program provides graduates with diverse computing knowledge to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. Kwantlen students who complete the prescribed courses in the Computer Information Systems (CISY) Diploma program with a GPA of 2.7 or better will be eligible to enter the third year of the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology Degree program. For more information see Information Technology (INFO).
A graduate of this program may find employment in the following areas:
- Network administration
- Systems and user support
- Database design and management
- Systems analysis and design
- Software development
- Web design and development
- Technical documentation
- C# & Java Programming
Program Admission Requirements
General university admission requirements apply to this program including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement.
Note: A first year undergraduate-level English course is a graduation requirement, therefore students wishing to complete the program without having to undertake any preparatory courses must enter with English 12—B (or equivalent), and Math 11—C+ (or equivalent).
It is expected that applicants to the program have aptitude for working with computers, understand general computing concepts, have basic computer skills and working knowledge of the Windows environment. It is recommended you make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to plan your course selections accordingly.
Admission Requirements for the September 2013 Intake
Program admission requirements for this program are changing, effective for the Fall 2013 intake. See the 2013-14 Calendar for more information.
This program is available to students as a full-time or part-time study schedule and requires the completion of 60 credits.
60 credits including:
Year 1 courses
|INFO 1111||Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software||3 credits|
|INFO 1112||Principles of Program Structure and Design||3 credits|
|INFO 1113||Systems Analysis and Design||3 credits|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3 credits|
|PHIL 1150||Introduction to Formal Logic||3 credits|
|INFO 1211||Operating Systems Principles And Applications||3 credits|
|INFO 1212||Networking Technologies I||3 credits|
|INFO 1213||Web Application Development||3 credits|
|INFO 1214||Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology||3 credits|
Year 2 courses
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
|INFO 2311||Networking Technologies II||3 credits|
|INFO 2312||Database Management Systems||3 credits|
|INFO 2313||Object-Oriented Programming||3 credits|
|INFO 2411||System Development Project (under development)||3 credits|
|INFO 2412||Management of Information Systems||3 credits|
|INFO 2413||System Development Project||3 credits|
Courses taken during Year 1 and 2
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3 credits|
|BUQU 1230||Business Statistics||3 credits|
|Any two undergraduate level courses 1100 level or higher||6 credits|
All courses are not offered at all times or on all campuses. It is important to ensure work and personal schedules can accommodate the posted schedule times prior to committing to the program.
The Computer Information Systems diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Students can complete two work semesters while completing their diploma. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters but may also be available part-time over an 8 month continuous (parallel) placement. Work semesters alternate with academic study.
Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:
- Good academic standing
Program Continuance Requirements:
Continuation in the co-op option requires:
- Completion of COOP 1101 prior to 30 program credits
- Minimum program GPA of 2.33
Work Term Requirements:
Participation and enrolment in a co-op work term requires:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101
- Successful completion of 30 program credits
- Instructor permission
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Job Search Techniques||1 credit|
And all of:
|COOP 1150*||Co-op Work Semester 1||9 credits|
|COOP 2150*||Co-op Work Semester 2||9 credits|
* Part-time (Parallel) work terms may be taken over two semesters as COOP 1150A/1150B or COOP 2150A/2150B respectively.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
Students enrolled in this program are expected to have their own laptop computers. Students should expect to invest a minimum of an additional 30 hours per week completing assignments and projects.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Computer Information Systems.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Computer Information Systems, Co-operative Education Option.